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At TAPE, our relationship with the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) has helped us to find, attract and hire the best and the brightest in the contract/acquisition field. Motivated employees attend NCMA conferences as part of their professional development, making this a well-kept secret for finding qualified experienced contract/acquisition professionals.

This week was the NCMA’s Government Contract Management Conference (GCMC) in Washington, DC, from November 5-6, 2012, at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel. TAPE CEO and President Louisa Jaffe serves on the Executive Advisory Council of the NCMA and is a regularly featured speaker at their conferences. This year, she spoke about “Using Asset-Based Thinking in Leadership” along with the author of Change the Way You See Everything Through Asset-Based Thinking, Kathryn D. Cramer, Ph.D, Founder and Managing Partner, The Cramer Institute LLC.

Asset-based thinking (ABT) is a methodology that looks for the asset in every situation. ABT is part of the TAPE culture and the presentation showed conference attendees how to use it in the day-to-day work environment.

“ABT is weaved into everything we do at TAPE. It is a methodology that is practiced throughout the company by all of my employees,” said Jaffe. “I am very excited to share with the NCMA community how effective ABT can be as a leadership tool,” she added.

TAPE had a booth exhibit and was a Gold sponsor of the event. We’re also an annual NCMA corporate sponsor. All of these roles help us to stay very visible in the organization, to the point where we would be missed if we weren’t there. So aside from the opportunity to meet potential contract management employees, our involvement with this conference and association keeps us “top of mind” in our industry. And that is a very good thing.

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